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Didn’t the Church persecute Galileo?

Aren’t faith and reason two separate and distinct kinds of truth?

Why do Christians believe in the biblical creation story when science has disproved it?

How can the modern world take religions seriously when they oppose scientific advancements like birth control and stem-cell research?

In this booklet you’ll find smart, solid answers to these questions and many more. 20 Answers: Faith & Science will clear away misconceptions and help you understand—and explain to your friends and family—the complex but ultimately harmonious relationship between religious and scientific truth.

 

About the 20 Answers Series

The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, compelling arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.

 

Booklet Details

Published year: 2015
Booklet size: 4.25" x 7"
59 pages


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Book size: 5.25" x 8"
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Book size: 5.25" x 8"
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Praise for Into His Likeness

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English Translation

How do I improve my relationship with my adolescent child?

Lupita Venegas Leiva has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Family Therapy and Family Science. She is the author of several books on human and spiritual development and provides family advice on radio, television, and lectures in Mexico, Central America, and the United States.

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“Gracias por estos consejos, ahora a ponerlos en práctica por el bienestar de mis hijos”